Abortion: Ignoring The Real Problem

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Abortion’s legality is not a problem that should be addressed directly; there is an underlying problem that should to be solved instead. At what point does a new human come into existence? For any of you who aren’t familiar with…

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Just Too Much: We’re Gonna Have to Invade Russia

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Putin’s ambition of re-conquering all the domains of the Imperial and Soviet Russias appears to have run up against a truly immovable resistance. That’s good; his project is abominable. But even before the recent pictures from Bucha made soft-pedaling the…

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Defend Ukraine: But That’s Not Defending Freedom

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

I’m on-record as thinking we should be doing far more to defend Ukraine from the Russian invasion. See, for example, the previous post: Ukraine: Standing With Or Just Standing Behind. But not under the banner of “defending freedom”. Because by…

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Ukraine: Standing With Or Just Standing Behind

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

“I Stand With Ukraine” is quite a popular phrase at the moment. But, for the most part, it’s a pretty hollow expression. It’s basically a show of approval, and certainly there’s a lot to approve of in how the people…

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My Way: Calls For “Unity” Are Inherently Autocratic

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

This focus on “unity” and “divisiveness” is flat-out unhealthy for a democracy and really needs to stop. “Unity” just means “you all should do what I want”. What else could it mean? The person calling for unity is never offering…

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Endemic Failure: Rapid COVID Tests Don’t Work Very Well

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

The cornerstone of any “endemic COVID” concept, including California’s newly-announced not-yet-a-plan, will have to be testing. Lots and lots of testing. And more effective testing than we’ve managed to do so far. For example, the local school district runs weekly…

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Political Party Time: Ezra Klein Is Wrong About A Thing

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It’s not really surprising that I’d think that, mind; I see Klein as kind of a squishy centrist’s idea of what a liberal firebrand looks like so I often think he’s wrong about things. This time he’s wrong about something…

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No One Thinks You’re Objective: Just Answer The Damn Questions

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

No one is a completely objective conduit of a judicial philosophy and the law. Not least because judicial philosophies are subjective positions. Declaring a judicial philosophy, “originalism” for example, is declaring a subjective position. And there’s no value to espousing…

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Weird Times: The Rise Of Ad-Hoc Federalism

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Well, that was not what I expected to happen yesterday. It seems that there are some new Interstate Compacts forming. With the dystopian-fiction names of “The West Coast Pact” and the “6-States Council”, though that second one keeps getting updated;…

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More Stupid Secrets: Why Were These Briefings Classified?

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There’s something missing from this Washington Post story titled “US intelligence officials early warnings to Trump about coronavirus went unheeded“. Go ahead; give it a read. I’ll wait. Did you catch it? They do a decent job describing a series…

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